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Customer Spotlight: The Deer Bong

November 13, 2018 | By Terese Kerrigan | Under , | No Comments

We love when our customers share their startup story with us. And when that story happens to be hilarious and inspiring, we can’t help but tell it to everyone we know. Meet Chris Weiland, the entrepreneur and funnyman behind The Deer Bong™. If you love the great outdoors and indulging in the fastest way to […]

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Independent 3PL: 3 Hidden Reasons to Choose FreightCenter

Every FreightCenter customer has their own reason(s) for scheduling their freight and parcel shipments through FreightCenter. Most of those reasons are related to one or more of the following: Low shipping rates Knowledgeable and helpful agents (National Account Managers) Ease of getting a quote online Ability to speak directly with an agent by phone There […]

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Freight Shipping Basics

Freight shipping, by definition, is the movement of bulk cargo from one location to another, whether it’s by truck, rail, air, or sea. The importance of the freight industry cannot be understated. In fact, The American Trucking Associations’ American Trucking Trends 2018 found that the trucking industry alone generated $700.1 billion in revenue, or 79.3% […]

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What Happens To Your Freight During A Natural Disaster?

September 14, 2018 | By Mikayla Avila Vila | Under , | No Comments

Last year went down on record as the costliest year for natural disasters in the United States, standing at $306 billion in damages. Together, Florida and Texas represent nearly 15% of the U.S. economy. This accounts for 7% of country’s trucking activity on a single day. Harvey by itself affected 10% of the nation’s trucking […]

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How To Get An LTL Freight Quote

September 11, 2018 | By Mikayla Avila Vila | Under , | No Comments

Getting an LTL freight quote is an easy endeavor when you use FreightCenter’s instant freight quote tool, but before you go plugging all your information in, let us walk you through the process. There are several factors that play into figuring LTL freight quotes, and understanding them will pull a more accurate quote. The Beginner’s […]

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Expert of the Month: Casey Jones, Customer Care Manager

September 6, 2018 | By Meyer Baron | Under , | No Comments

In a logistics career that has spanned nearly 20 years, Casey Jones has never shied away from taking on new challenges. As Casey puts it, “People never stop moving in this industry. If you do stop, you get left behind.” Early in Casey’s career he worked directly for carriers, the companies that own the trucks […]

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The Unvarnished Truth About LTL Freight Transit Time Estimates

August 23, 2018 | By Meyer Baron | Under , | No Comments

No one likes it when they book shipping and the estimated LTL freight transit time they were given turns out to be off by a day or two or more. At times like that, it’s important to remember that LTL freight transit time estimates are just that: estimates. Here are a few other points that […]

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Freight Shipping To Destinations With Special Requirements

Shipping destinations can be as distinct as the freight heading to them. Freight shipping to your buyer is a commercial enterprise designed to take place from loading dock to loading dock—that is, if there’s a loading dock available upon delivery. Some delivery locations have special requirements that need more than the zip code alone, and […]

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4 Measurements of Freight Broker Effectiveness in 2018

Years from now, 2018 may become known as The Year of the Freight Broker.  Here’s why. There is a capacity shortage in the freight shipping industry. Trucks and drivers are in short supply, loads take longer to deliver and the law of supply and demand has dictated that prices be raised. As a result, more […]

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Expert of the Month: Theresa Williams, LTL Sales Manager

Have you ever wanted to get away from it all? Of course you have. Most of us dream about unloading our cares and taking time to enjoy life to the fullest. While most of us only dream about it, Theresa Williams has actually done it. For Theresa’s mid-life adventure (she doesn’t use the word “crisis”), […]

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